Focus Zetec oil & cutting out problem, 1.6 V Reg

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-- OK I see your point re. CAFE numbers, didn't see that at first. 6 months is still along time between oil changes. Cold starts and short trips put a LOT of gas in the oil. If you don't do a long run to vaporise this gas ( and water due to condensation) You are not lubricating you engine properly. Just remember that oil is cheap. Motors are not. Why would you ever take the chance? Geoff.
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On Wed, 7 Dec 2005 13:58:33 -0500, GeoffP wrote:

water due to condensation) You are not lubricating you engine properly.

330k miles on a Rover with 6000 mile changes and the engine was still in good nick. So good in fact that the car was pinched. I've never understood the US/Canadian desire to change oil every 3 months - it might have been needed back in the 1950's but it isn't now.
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On Wed, 7 Dec 2005 19:31:39 +0000, Chris Street
out problem, 1.6 V Reg:

The people who sell the oil and filters and provide the service think it's a good idea.
I personally change oil/filter every 5k miles simply because it's easy to look at the odometer and know when a changes is comming up. When I was a kid, I used to do changes every 10k miles, (Sunbeam Alpine and later a Triumph TR-4) and the oil now is much better. Never had an oil related problem.
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Heh, mine is every 2 years or 20k miles :) It hasn't been changed yet, and it hasn't used any yet!
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